July 25, 2020

Yellow Salsify Seed

Macro and Micro Picture of the Day 2020-07-25

Here is a yellow salsify (Tragopogon dubius) seed at 40x magnification. Both the flower and the seedhead of this plant look like that of a large dandelion. Native to Europe and Asia, yellow salsify is now found throughout the United States and Canada. This seed's dimensions are about 1.2 mm wide by 17 mm long.

Equipment used: AmScope M150C microscope with Raspberry Pi camera module V2 (8MP).

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